German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 171 years ago.
A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as one of the eminent virtuosi of the early 19th Century – often billed as the ‘German Paganini‘.
He is remembered today predominantly for his famous arrangement of Bach’s ‘Air on the G String’.
IVRY GITLIS | BACH | ART ON THE G STRING (ARR. AUGUST WILHELM| RTF ORCHESTRA
IVRY GITLIS | BACH | ART ON THE G STRING (ARR. AUGUST WILHELM | RTF ORCHESTRA